The Pelican Rapids Press has been serving the Pelican Rapids lakes area since 1897.
We currently have around 2,500 loyal subscribers.
We are the legal newspaper for the City of Pelican Rapids, Pelican Rapids School District, Pelican Valley Health Center and many townships.
We take great pride in bringing you The Press every week, giving you the latest in community news, events and superb sports coverage.
The Press is published weekly, using full color for that special touch.
HISTORY OF OWNERS OF THE PELICAN RAPIDS NEWSPAPER
PELICAN RAPIDS TIMES
1882 – H. D. Wilcox
1883 – J.W. Savacool
1884-1885 Alonzo E. Rathbun
PARK REGION PIONEER
1886-1891 – K.E. Rathbun
THE PELICAN RAPIDS BLADE
1891-1892 – G. F. Peterson
1894 – A.C. Lawrence
THE PELICAN RAPIDS PRESS
1897-1899 – Mr. C Cranston
1899-1906 – Apparently four different editors owned the Press between this time including E.A. Day
1906 – James Ralph
1906-1962 – E.L. Peterson
1925 – 1960 Byron Peterson worked at his fathers side until his death in 1960
1929 – 1972 – Ellis Peterson took over ownership in 1962
1961 – 2002 – Gary Peterson
1965 – 2002 Richard Peterson
(Gary and Richard took over ownership after their father, Ellis retired in 1972)
2002-2004 – Richard Gail
2004 – Present – Jeff & Julie Meyer